Rationale of and background to the project

Multilingual families are faced with a number of difficulties in understanding how and why they should support and bring up children bilingually:

  • There is pressure to integrate into the majority society overlooking their cultural and linguistic roots. This applies especially to the children.
  • Lack of quality support materials that specifically target the problems and barriers that multilingual families and immigrants face in preserving their family language.
  • Lack of support for families in being or becoming multilingual.
  • The need is to preserve the original families language and culture in the new host society as a linguistic treasure for the individual, the family and society.

The “MULTILINGUAL CLUBS” project is targeted at preserving the languages and culture of the immigrants living in the European Union and families with parents with more than one language. These people represent a linguistic treasure house for Europe and one that must be preserved to enhance the linguistic and multi-cultural diversity of Europe.

To preserve this treasure into the second generation, the children of immigrants and linguistically diverse parents, is vital as a continuing linguistic resource.

 Target groups of the “MULTILINGUAL CLUBS” project are:

Families with parents that speak more than one language, with the potential to bring up their children as bilinguals;

  • Children whose parents have a different first language from the language of the country they live in;
  • NGOs working with families with multilingual backgrounds or interested in multiligualism
  • Parents Associations, associations for bilingual/multilingual education;
  • Teachers teaching bilingual/multilingual children in their classroom;
  • Trainers and management of organisations providing activities for multilingual students and parents;
  • Immigrant Associations;
  • Local and national education authorities.

The aims of this project are:

  • To promote language learning and linguistic as well as cultural diversity and encourage the learning of foreign languages;
  • To promote the appreciation and learning of LWULT languages in Europe as integral part of the project;
  • To develop knowledge and understanding among parents and educators of the diversity of European cultures and languages and its value;
  • To preserve linguistic and cultural richness of European society (wide varieties of migrants living in Europe including their culture resources) for future generations;
  • To explore socio-linguistic potential of European citizens by  maintaining linguistic diversity and assuring materials to foster language acquisition;
  • To address the European language learning need of migrants and multilingual families in European societies by developing innovative content, pedagogy and practice to support multilingualism.


This project has been funded with the support of the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. This website reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Multilingual Families Clubs –  Promoting Linguistic & Cultural Treasure of Europe 

Funded by Erasmus Plus Program of the EC                        KA2 Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training; development of innovation

Project registration N:  2017-1-PL01-KA204-038713

​Basic facts about the project

Duration: 2. 11. 2017 - 01.11. 2019


  • Spolecna Academia Nauk, Poland


  • MBM Training & Development Center, the UK
  • Pelican, Cz
  • Centro Europeu de Línguas, Portugal
  • AMEM, Turkey
  • Associazione INNOVAMENTIS, Italy

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  • the web page of the project at https://adall-project.eu
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